go in with good cards

go in with good cards

To undertake something with the anticipation of success for good reason (like a player in a card game who has been dealt a favorable hand of cards). Primarily heard in US, UK. I studied so hard for this exam that I feel like I'm going in with good cards for once. Since I play golf with the CEO, I feel like I'm going in with good cards for this interview.
See also: card, good